Native rescued animals spotlighted in Vacaville – The Vacaville Reporter

For just a few hours on Saturday, Vacaville’s Western Ranch & Pet Provide was crammed with furs, feathers and smiles because the Vacaville space’s Animal Conservation and Adoption Teams launched essentially the most cuddly critters to those that love them.

The intention was to tell the group of every group’s existence whereas additionally introducing the rescued adoptable animals.

Keanu, a rescued cockerel dwelling the perfect life at Zinger Ranch Farm Sanctuary in Vacaville, poses with ranch co-founder Missy Benzinger. (Picture by Kimberly Okay. Fu, Reporter)

Among the many animals that visited Western Ranch have been Keanu the Hollywood-posing rooster, Gus the sleepy bunny, and Josephine the crowing rooster, all at Zinger Ranch Farm Sanctuary. Ellie, the three-legged goat with the softest coat and sweetest nature, and Puff’s regal fluff ball Princess Eloise, pure white Silky, each from Funky Rooster Animal Rescue & Sanctuary, are Funky Rooster Animal Rescue and Sanctuary .

Eight-year-old Deben Rodriguez asks Missy Benzinger why she saves animals at Zinger Ranch.

Her response: “We simply give them a house to allow them to dwell in security.”

The individuals of Zinger Ranch ( and and their rescue groups additionally present therapy to first responders, navy personnel, trauma survivors and their households.

In the meantime, at Funky Rooster ( and, co-founder Darcy Smith launched her fluffy balls to wow guests of all ages .

Ellie the goat, she defined, misplaced a log after being attacked by a canine. Nonetheless, she’s cell and has a small wheeled cart so she will transfer when wanted.

Princess Eloise, however, was misdiagnosed.

“Someone thought she was blind, so she got here to us,” Smith recalled, sweeping off her fluffy bangs. “She wanted a haircut.”

The brothers enjoy meeting Princess Eloise of Puff of Silky Chicken, co-founder of Funky Chicken Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Arendelle.  (Photo by Kimberly K. Fu, Reporter)
The brothers get pleasure from assembly Princess Eloise of Puff of Silky Rooster, co-founder of Funky Rooster Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Arendelle. (Picture by Kimberly Okay. Fu, Reporter)

Funky Rooster goes above and past, lots of them serving to these with particular wants. For instance, many individuals have wheeled carts, whereas others have specifically made prosthetic legs.

Representatives of Herd & Flock Animal Sanctuary ( and have been additionally in attendance, bringing with them two of their beloved charcoal rabbits. Each will probably be adopted.

Herd & Flock was based by Katie Dwight and Meghan Dibble to supply a protected haven for animals rescued from the meat, egg and dairy industries.

The crew of Pits R’ Us All Breed Rescue and Adoptions ( and have been additionally on standby. In accordance with officers, Pit R’Us offers shelter to stray and deserted animals who’re sick, injured, pregnant, or vulnerable to euthanasia, and offers them with loving households. We’re doing rehabilitation in order that we will take over.

Western Ranch supervisor Lisa Armstrong stated the occasion was a daily pre-COVID occasion, inviting and selling 5 rescuers the enterprise had by no means labored with earlier than. The occasion was closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and has been revisited this yr.

This may solely be a superb factor, Armstrong suggested.

“That is the primary time I am doing this,” she stated. “It’s totally enjoyable.”

Western Ranch hosts a number of occasions all year long that profit each animals and folks.